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09/02/14

Nordstrom launches Instagram shopping experience

Consumers perusing photos on Nordstrom’s Instagram account now have a more seamless method of purchasing items they see there and want to own. 

09/02/14

Jewelry chain to launch revamped website

Aiming to make shopping easier and more enjoyable for their customers, Rogers Enterprises, which owns two branded jewelry store chains, will be launching a custom-designed website with improved navigation and functionality. 

08/29/14

Gem-A creates online course on jewelry sourcing

Citing the rise in the number of consumers who want to know where their jewelry comes from, the Gemmological Association of Great Britain will unveil a new online course for jewelry professionals that will cover corporate social responsibility for businesses of any size. 

08/28/14

Q2 comps down for Zale, now officially part of Signet

Signet Jewelers Ltd. reported Thursday that second quarter same-store sales rose 7 percent for its Sterling Jewelers division but fell 1 percent at Zale Corp., which it officially acquired in late May. 

08/28/14

Appointments: PDE, GJEPC, Scott Kay

The Panama Diamond Exchange has named Hecliton Santini Henriques, president of Instituto Brasileiro de Gemas e Metais Preciosos (IBGM), and Dr. Luciano Pataro, founder and director of Gold America S.A., as directors of the organization. 

08/28/14

Tiffany reports comps up, strong sales in Q2

Tiffany & Co. reported Wednesday that same-store sales in the Americas were up 8 percent year-over-year in the company’s second quarter ended July 31, bolstered by strong performances across most product categories. 

08/26/14

Movado Group’s Q2 sales up 4 percent

Movado Group reported Tuesday that net sales rose 4 percent year-over-year in its fiscal second quarter, from $138.3 million to $143.6 million. 

08/22/14

On-air retailer brings back TGIF, with a social spin

From 8 to 10 on Friday nights, Jewelry Television now is doing what it terms “Girlfriend Friday,” a show not exclusively limited to selling jewels.

08/21/14

Another dept. store settles racial profiling case

The latest development in the New York attorney general’s investigations into alleged cases of racial profiling has resulted in Macy’s Inc. agreeing to pay $650,000 to settle complaints against it.